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Mackay Base Hospital Introduces Latest Tech

Mackay Base Hospital has introduced a new cutting-edge medical imaging machine, designed to boost diagnostic services and improve patient outcomes, featuring state-of-the-art technology and artificial intelligence.

The latest advancement to the medical field offers a range of innovative features, including a high speed, high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machine (MRI), as well as a Computed Tomography machine (CT).

This new technology is said to greatly improve diagnostic quality and help establish accurate and timely diagnoses to inform and guide treatment decisions

“As Imaging becomes an ever-increasing essential tool in clinical practice, it is crucial for the prompt and accurate diagnosis of patients,” Mackay Base Hospital CT Team Leader Ryan Hardy said.

“The new generation MRI and CT will greatly improve the accuracy of screening for diseases, improve diagnostic quality and improve patient experiences.”

A Siemens 3T MAGNETOM Vida MRI machine was installed in September which features revolutionary artificial intelligence to accelerate and enhance performance as well as increase scan speed and resolution.

“This unique technology also features a patient entertainment system with multiple streaming services, offering a more comfortable experience for our patients,” Mackay Base Hospital MRI Team Leader Matthew Agioritis said.

A Siemens SOMATOM Force CT scanner was also installed this month which provides precision imaging with features including dual-source technology and high temporal resolution for superior diagnostic accuracy.

“These machines ensure new levels of image quality, improving clinical outcomes and ultimately, precision medicine,” Mr Hardy said.

“This technology gives us enormous advances in medical imaging which will improve the accuracy of screenings for disease and aids clinicians in diagnosing diseases much earlier.

By Mackay Hospital and Health Service

The team introducing a new MRI and CT scanner – which is said to improve patient outcomes and ensure precise diagnostic services. Photo credit: Mackay Hospital and Health Service

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